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Netscape Celebrates First Anniversary of Open Source Software Release To mozilla.org

Apr 01, 1999, 13:42 (0 Talkback[s])

"Netscape Communications and open source developers are celebrating the first anniversary, March 31, 1999, of the release of Netscape's browser source code to mozilla.org -- the organization that manages open source developers working on the next generation of Netscape's browser and communication software. This event marked a historical milestone for the Internet as Netscape became the first major commercial software company to open its source code..."

"There was a lot of excitement when we first announced we were going to open our code up to the world," said Brendan Eich, principal engineer of mozilla.org. "One year later we are in the middle of a revolution. Open source software is gaining momentum, as shown by the growing popularity of Linux and the number of major companies now embracing the open source development model."

Complete announcement.